Border Districts edge closer to ladder leader; Kaniva-Leeor returns to winners' list

BACK ON TRACK: Kaniva-Leeor United’s Jonty Brown looks to get a handpass away. The side returned to the winners’ list at the weekend after beating Kingston at home. Picture: STEVE BROWN

BACK ON TRACK: Kaniva-Leeor United’s Jonty Brown looks to get a handpass away. The side returned to the winners’ list at the weekend after beating Kingston at home. Picture: STEVE BROWN

BORDER Districts has secured back-to-back wins with a hard-fought 15-point win over Naracoorte at Goroke on Saturday.

The Eagles trailed at quarter and half-time, but turned around the deficit after the major break to record an 18.10 (118) to 15.13 (103) victory.

After losing their first two games of the year, the Eagles have now crept within a win of ladder leader Penola.

Sharp-shooter Clint Barras booted nine goals for the second week in a row, while Corey Burr and Dylan Moore also impressed for the host.

For the Demons, Fraser Day kicked four goals, while Brett Gould, three goals, was named best on ground.

Kaniva-Leeor United returned to the winners’ list with a high-scoring 63-point victory against winless Kingston at home.

The Cougars kicked away to a 30-point lead at the opening change, and held off a third term fightback from the Saints to run out 25.17 (167) to 16.8 (104) winners.

Playing coach Neil Reeve slotted five goals – one of 12 Cougars to split the middle for the day.

Leigh Ryan booted four, while Paul Adlington and Tim Boyd both added three.

Dylan Williams and Nhill recruit Joshua Jarred were among the Cougars’ best, while Ben Warner, two goals, was named the Saints’ best.

In other results, Bordertown thrashed Lucindale by 95 points at home, Mundulla accounted for Keith by 55 points on the road and reigning premier Penola had a thumping 28-goal win over Kybybolite.

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